Welcome to Muslim Vote, a platform to engage Muslims to participate in politics.
- As British Muslims we have a civil obligation to engage in the political process. Political engagement through voting is not a luxury – it is a necessity.
- When we register to vote and turn out on polling day, politicians take note. This means they become more responsive to the needs and views of all sections of their constituency.
- It’s important to make our voice heard!
2017: Where the Muslim Vote counted!
After the General Election 2017, the MCB performed an analysis on the top 39 seats where Muslim votes may have had an impact, based on size of the Muslim electorate vs margin of victory.
This follows earlier analysis by the MCB which identified 16 constituencies where the impact of Muslim communities could be “high”. In these seats, the swing in the majority towards Labour was 7,789 on average (equivalent to c.16% of the electorate vs c.2% national swing). Every one of these 16 seats is now held by the Labour Party:
- 11 previously Labour sears: the Labour vote was strengthened in every seat;
- 5 previously Conservative seats: Labour gained every seat from the Conservatives.
In the 23 constituencies where the MCB determined the impact of Muslim communities as “medium”, the swing in the majority towards Labour (or the Liberal Democrats in the Con-Lib Dem marginal of Kingston and Surbiton) was 6,839 on average (c.15% of the electorate vs c.2% national swing):
- 16 previously Labour seats: the Labour vote was strengthened in every seat except for Bolton North East
- 7 previously Conservative seats:
- In 5 seats, the margin of victory was decreased but remained Conservative (swing to Labour)
- In 1 seat, the Liberal Democrats gained from the Conservatives
- In 1 seat, the Conservatives increased their majority in Bolton West by 135.
View the graphic below!
2015 Mainfesto: Fairness, Not Favours
It drew on the MCB’s then recent publication, ‘British Muslims in Numbers’ that has used 2011 Census data and more recent research to provide a demographic, socio-economic and health profile of Muslims in Britain.
Together, Fairness, Not Favours gives voice to the whole range of principles, ideas and concerns that British Muslims will have, not merely for their own interests, but for the common good of our shared future.
Friday Sermon: Spread the Word!
We’ve put together a template Friday Sermon (Khutbah) about the importance of the Muslim Vote and engaging in public life.
Please share with the Imam at your local mosque today!
Download a Generic Khutbah Template (Friday Sermon) Here
Video: Your Vote Matters!
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2017 Manifesto: Want My Vote?
Eight key issues affecting British Muslims put together by the MCB ahead of the 2017 General Election